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§ The Leading § 8 Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 8 County, Maryland 8 0000000000000000000000000000 FORTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 37 Spirit Liters Wanted, For Sale, For Rent, Lost, Found, and Miscel laneous Notices. RATES —Five cents per line for each insertion. No advertisement accepted for less than 25 cents. WANTED, AGENTS. The best Accident Policy ever of fered; paying SIOOO accidental death; $7.50 weekly benefit; annual premium $1; sold to men and women regardless of occupation; age limit 16 to 70 years; send for circulars. Agents wanted. Address: Great Eastern Casualty Co., 703 Munsey Building, Baltimore, Md. 10-16 pd. FOR HIRE. An Automobile. Frostburg Garage. Phone 214. A. Linnbnbrogger. 10-2-16. FOR SALE. A small Second-Hand Heating Stove can be bought at a bargain at The Spirit office. tf. FOR SALE. A new 12-Gauge Double-Barrel Hammerless Shotgun. A beauty, and a gun with unexcelled shooting qual ities. Can be bought for two-thirds its value. Inquire at The Spirit office, tf. FOR SALE. A 12-Gauge Single-Barrel Stevens Shotgun. 'A good shooter and a late model, nearly new. Can be bought very cheap. Inquire at The Spirit office. tf. FOR SALE. A fine new Stevens Ideal Rifle, center-fire, 25-20 caliber. Can be bought at a bargain. Inquire at The Spirit office. tf. WANTED. Your orders for Engraved Cards, Wedding Stationery, Birth Announce ments, Private Stationery, in fact everything in the line of engraved work. Call at The Spirit office and see the finest line of engraved samples ever shown in Allegany county, tf. WANTED. Your orders for Embossed Folders for Balls, Banquets, Anniversaries, Secret Society Functions, Business Announcements, etc. A great variety of samples to select from at The Spirit office. ' tf. WANTED. Want Advertisements for this col umn, They bring you business and supply your wants. tf. WANTED. Your orders for all kinds of Plain | §nd Fancy No order too . large and no ’ otoo small. Send your ] orders to Theftpirit office. tf. .j WANTED. Your orders for Steel and Copper Die Printing. Finest line of samples to select from ever shown in Allegany county, at The Spirit office. tf. wanted. Your orders for Lithographing, Special Ruling,' Embossing, Book Binding, Steel and Copper Die Stamp ing, Gummed Label Printing, etc. Leave your orders at The Spirit office, or ask for estimates. What we can’t manufacture in this line we can secure for you at as low a price as you can get by ordering direct from larger concerns. tf. BIG TROLLEY SCHEME. Trolley Merger Likely to Connect Cumberland and Johnstown in Near Future. Big Corporation Said to be Back of Scheme that Will Benefit Many Towns. It is reported on what seems to be good authority, that a new corporation which desires to secure a right-of-way between Cumberland and Johnstown has applied for a Maryland state charter and will shortly apply at Harrisburg for right to operate in Pennsylvania. There is much interest being taken in the news, and despite the fact that numerous “hot air” lines have been built between the two cities named, it is believed that the project will be carried through by the new concern. No names are being divulged as yet, but it is intimated that all those in the new corporation rank high in business circles of Cumberland and vicinity, and that coal operators and other business men of Somerset county/Pa., and of Johnstown are also interested in the project. There is also said to be enough cash in the new corporation to carry through the scheme of a trolley merger. The right-of-way desired would be through Boswell, Somerset, Berlin, Meyersdale and Salisbury, as well as through a number of smaller towns. This would bring the line through some of the richest and most import ant coal centers in the United States. The proposed line has been talked of for several years, and built on paper a number of times, but now the scheme looks like a sure thing to be realized at an early date. Such a line would prove of much benefit to this locality, and it would be a paying proposition. Wouldn’t This Jar You? A drug clerk in a neighboring vil lage was called to the telephone at an early hour recently. “Do you keep carbolic acid?” in quired an anxious voice. “Yes, madam,” responded the polite clerk. “Well, wouldn’t that kill you?” And there followed the click of a receiver being hung up. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT | AS THE SPIRIT MOVETH j i Ik Bryan has his way, the chances are that the Democratic party will sooner or later come out flat-footed for prohibition, and in that event it will be amusing to see the “Demmies” ' taking to water instead of rye and = “rotgut.” But stranger things have happened. ’ Thby are talking of the picture that ! is called “September Morn,” and ; “Uncle Sam” has put the ban on the • cards it does adorn. They won’t let 1 you send that picture through old “Uncle Samuel’s” mail, but every ■ blamed old sinner will procure one without fail. He will feast his eyes upon it, and he’ll hug it to his breast, . and he’ll swear that of all pictures the forbidden one is best. ’Twas ever : thus in this old world, from the time that God made man, that many . men . crave naught so much as the thing that’s under ban. I ; The candidate who kisses babies in ' making his canvass for votes, has nothing on Editor James R. Combs, . of the Piedmont Independent, who last week published the following: 1 “Mrs. William Good, of Swanton, Md., ; accompanied by the prettiest baby in Western Maryland, who was the guest of her mother, Mrs. Grandstaff, in Westernport, returned home first of the week. While here she renew ed her subscription to the Independ : ent. ” Sure, thing! And she will re new again next year. To make a life long friend of a woman with a baby, tell her that it is the prettiest young ster in the neighborhood, and if you add that it looks like its mother, that will make her friendship all the firmer. One of our exchanges is authority for it that an astronomer at Hunting ton, W. Va., recently discovered a new moon that is not more than 100,000 miles from the earth, yet is invisible to the naked eye, because it is much smaller than the old moon which most of us are more or less familiar with. The discovery, according to the Keyser Tribune, was made by means of a large telescope. Perhaps the new moon was discovered by means of a j large quantity of West Virginia l “moonshine,. ’■ Even right, here in i Frostburg new ni tons are often dis- J covered when the old one known to us all is not the only one that is full. But the discoveries here are made through glasses other than telescope lenses. There is an ancient tale about a man who conveyed all his property to his children and became dependent upon them. He found out his mistake soon after he had signed the deeds, but was ingenious enough to over come some of the difficulties of his position. He prepared a box which he guarded carefully and which was supposed to contain money. Some how the impression got around that the one who treated him best would inherit most of the money. When he had passed away, the box was opened and found to contain only a hammer, with an inscription something like this: “The man who deeds his farm before he is dead—take this hammer and knock him on the head.” It is a deplorable fact that many parents have suffered by surrendering all their property to their children. The wise man who wants to divide his property among his heirs will retain a life in terest for himself and wife. This may seem to imply some distrust of his children, but it is simply good business sense. Moreover it insures him against the worst trouble a.parent can have —the ingratitude of his chil dren which may make him dependent in his old age. According to some of the daily newspapers, the kissing mania has again broken out at church ‘ festivals and bazaars in various parts of the country. Handsome young girls, and in some cases married women, allow themselves to be kissed by any old thing that wears pants, at prices rang ing from 25 to 50 cents per kiss, in or der to wipe out church debts, raise missionary funds, pay the preacher’s salary, etc. We may well pause and ask whither some rattle-brained preachers, parents, girls and women are drifting. The girl or women who will allow herself to be “snoodled” and slobbered over at so much a “snoodle,” is mighty dear kissing at any price, and as for us, we’d about as soon kiss a cow. We read in Holy Writ that Christ once entered the Temple in Jerusalem and “cleaned out the ranch” for a far less offense than this thing of selling kisses to pay off a church debt. Had there been a lot of fool kissers in the Temple in Jerusalem when Christ drove out the money-changers and merchandisers, He might have bent them over his knee and administered to them a good, old-fashioned hand-spanking, and batted all those who encouraged the kissing-for-money game a few stiff punches on their silly heads. One of our exchanges, in commenting on this same subject, truly says: “To set a petty value upon something which should be priceless, is to trifle with the gifts of tlie Gods.” FROSTBURG, MD., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1913 I I I 1 . H ■' ' ’ Im . * 1 HaHiSI I§§*% jfgts % . -7S*i ’ REV. WM. GERHARDT, D. D., Of Martiuslburg, W. Va., Who Will Be 96 Years Old October 28th. POST CARD SHOWER FOR THIS GRAND OLD MAN OLDEST MEMBER OF THE OLDEST LUTHERAN SYNOD IN THE UNITED STATES, IS REV. WM. GERHARDT. Every Good Citizen in This Locality, and Espe cially Every Lutheran, Should Send Post Card to Him October 28th. The above portrait is that of one of the most, remarkable men that ever figured in this locality. Much of his lifi/’w'orJt has been done in a . county ; own, and a, biographical sketch of his interesting career will j be published in next week’s issue of this paper. The Rev. Wm. Gerhardt, D. D., is still quite active, and is a frequent* contributor to The Meyersdale Repub lican. In spite of his great age, he still writes a good, legible hand, and his contributions are always read with great interest. JEWISH NEW YEAR. LOCAL JEWS CELEBRATED THE DAY IN A VERY APPROPRIATE MANNER. Thursday, Oct. 2nd, was the Jewish New Year day, which according to their calender, was the beginning of the year 5674. The local Jews (and there are quite a number of them here in Frostburg) celebrated the day in a very appropriate manner. In stead of going about making all sorts of hideous noises, as is the American custom in many communities, they went about wishing each other well, exchanging New Year cards and en joying themselves in various appro priate ways. All Jewish places of business were closed on the New Year day and the day following, and relig ious services in their synagogue on both'days was a prominent feature of the occasion. Good Qualities of the Jewish People. The Jews, though very loyal to their traditions and religious rites and cere monies, are nevertheless a very toler ant people, respecting the rights of others to an admirable, degree, ever ready to accord that freedon-f of thought and speech thit is so dear to all liberty-loving people. As American citizens, the Jews are, as a rule, loyal and patriotic. When they come here from foreign shores, they usually take out naturalization papers promptly and adopt the best American principles very readily, taking an active interest in education and all the arts, sciences and profes sions that have made this a great na tion. The Jew is found everywhere, and everywhere he is noted for his thrift and natural knack of acquiring mon ey and property. The Jew is usually a law-abiding, peaceful citizen, and while the Jewish race is regarded in certain quarters as rather too grasp ing, it is an open question whether they are any fonder of the “almighty dollar” than the. average tradesman af any other race. Most of the Jews are tradesmen, and they have a knack 'of succeeding in business wherever they go. A Sample of Jewish Wit. It is the proud boast of the Jews that few of their people ever figure in the police courts, and it is seldom in deed that a Jew commits highway robbery or burglarj r . While many of them plead guilty of trying to get the long end of a bargain, just as many other people try to do, they will tell The Meyersdale Republican sug -1 gests a post card shower for Martins . burg’s grand old man, and The Spirit hopes many of its readers will partici . pate in it, thi s showing their respect for one of the noblest men to be found ■ anywhere. The cards should be mail ed in time to reach him by Oct. 28th. ; The sketch of Dr. Gerhardt’s life, 1 which will appear in our columns next ■ week, has some features about it that . will prove of intense interest to all who read it, showing how admirably some men succeed in spite of dire poverty and obstacles that seem al most insurmountable. you that they nevertheless always give some value for the money they ; get. On one occasion we heard this dis puted when a Jew set up the claim of i always giving some value for value | received. The man the Jew was talk , ing to disputed the assertion, and the Jew told him to name a single instance when such was not the case. “All right,” said the other man, “I’ll just cite you to the time when . Moses was leading the Israelites (Jews) out of Egypt; they were carry - , ing the jewelry of their Egyptian task- 1 masters away with them, which en raged the hosts of Pharo, and they gave chase toHhose Jews. What did ■ those Egyptians get in the way of . value or in exchange for their jewel ry?” “Vy, mine friendt,’’replied the Jew, : “they got a check on der bank of der Redt Sea, vot?” The Jew was right. The Egyptians got the check, and a very effective . check at that. A Word to Merchants. . More than 200 catalogues from Sears, " Roebuck &. Co., came to and through , the Romney postoffice last Thursday morning. These catalogues cost about $1.50 each to print, and the postage on each was 31 cents. These people think it worth that much to them to advertise, and yet many home mer chants would not spend one-tenth of ‘ that amount to tell their patrons what they have to sell and what the cost would be. The mail order house spent neariy S4OO for these catalogues and postage, and they find' it pays, or they would not do it Romney Re view. A Frostburg African's Favorite Fruit. Some time ago two Frostburgers . were standing in front of a fruit store i on Main street. One of them was a ■ white man, the other a negro. The white man was leaning against a tele graph pole, gazing at the starry heav i etis. The colored man was casting > longing eyes at the fine array of fruit : before him. The moon, the stars.and the “milky way” were awe-inspiring to the white man, while the luscious fruits were causing the negro’s mouth : to water. Finally the white man i said: “Sambo, are you fond of the beau ‘ tiful astronomical phenomena to be : seen these fine evenings?” : Sambo replied: “Deed, boss, I can’t r say dat I is; de fact am, sah, dat dem l mushmelons am my favorite fruit.” FOR HUNTERS. Allegany and Garrett County Game Laws. Some weeks ago The Spirit publish ed the game laws of Maryland, Penn sylvania and West Virginia. However, the game laws of Maryland are so complicated, and differ so widely in different counties, that the open sea son table published for Maryland was somewhat misleading. As most of The Spirit’s readers who hunt in this state do their hunting almost exclusively in Allegany or Garrett counties, we take pleasure in publishing the follow ing open season game tables and other information pertaining to hunting in the two counties named: Allegaay County. Quail or partridge, rabbit, woodcock, pheasant or ruffed grouse, wild turkey or deer, Nov. 10th to Dec. 31st. Squirrel, Sept. 15th to Dec. 31st. Plover and snipe, Aug. 15th to May Ist. Reedbird, pail (ortolan), Sept. Ist to Nov, Ist. There is no closed season in Alle gany county for wild ducks, and no open season for doves. Non-resident'license issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Pee, $10.50. Hunting on Sunday or election days is unlawful. Garrett County. Quail or partridge, pheasant or ruffed grouse, wild turkey, Nov. Ist to Nov. 30th. Rabbit, Nov. Ist to Peb. Ist. Woodcock, Oct. Ist to Nov. 30th. Squirrel, Sept. Ist to Dec. Ist. Plover and snipe, Aug. 15th to May Ist. Reedbird, rail (ortolan), Sept. Ist to Nov. Ist. Duck, Nov. Ist to April 10th. Deer, Oct. Ist to Dec. 31st. Dove, Aug. 15th to Dec. 24th. Non-residents must procure license from the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Pee in Garrett county, $25.50. The Maryland bag limit makes it unlawful to kill more than one deer in a season, or. more 'than 15 par tridges, 6 ruffed grouse, 4 English pheasants, 25 doves, 12 woodcock, 12 rabbits, 12 squirrels, or two wild tur keys in a season. The foregoing extracts from the game laws are taken from literature left at The Spirit office by a local game warden, and should, therefore, be reliable. However, there* is so much conflicting information given out concerning the game laws of this state, and the laws themselves are so numerous in the different counties of Maryland, that it is hard to get cor rect information on this subject. What our state needs is a uniform game law based on reason and com mon sense, and a sufficient number of paid game wardens to compel observ ance of the law. Prominent Preacher Takes a Whack at “Billy” Sunday. Pittsburg, Oct. 13 —Religious work ers halted today in their preparations for the coming of “Billy” Sunday long enough to discuss the latest ser mon of the Rev-. Dr. W. W. Hall, at McKees' Rocks. “There are a lot of irresponsible fellows going about the country who style themselves evangelists,” said Dr. Hall. “They clothe their so-call ed messages from God in the vernac ular of the prize ring, the baseball diamond, the poolroom and the saloon; they call people hoodlums, rough necks, polecats and the like. I am here to preach the Gospel in the good old way and in such language that the angels of God will not blush with shame when they hear me.” Returned From the West. Mr. and Mrs. John Youngerman, who had been visiting friends in the West during the last four weeks, re turned home last Monday morning. They report a most excellent time. Most of their time while away was spent with friends at Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., but they also visited at Des Moines, lowa, St. Louis, Mo., Quincy, 111., and Cincinnati, Ohio. May Change Election Law. The nomination of the bulk of the Progressive ticket in Maryland by con ventions instead of by open primaries will probably result in a change in the Primary Election Law by the next General Assembly, says the Oakland Republican. Many local lawyers are agreed that technically the Progres sives had the right to make the nom inations by committees under the present law, but it is generally agreed that the framers of the primary statue had no such idea in view when the act was proposed and passed. The Pro gressives took advantage of the clause which gave the right to the various parties to fill vacancies. The spirit of the section, according to many non partisan lawyers, was to permit a full ticket to be placed in the field in the event of any deaths or resignations of candidates after the primaries. The action of the Progressives, how ever, has already resulted in some law yers proposing that the next Legisla ture amend the law to provide that at least the majority of each party ticket shall be nominated in the primaries and to make clear the right of the various parties to make nominations after the primaries only were vacan ies were unavoidable. Doctor Oscar Fisher Narrowly Escapes Death ■ Automobile Goes Down Steep Em baukmeut With Him, Turuiug i Over Several Times—Unconscious Eight Hours. Dr. Oscar Fisher, who recently came here from New York City and rented rooms from Mrs. Eaura Engle, on Broadway street, where he opened an office for the practice of medicine, ( met with an accident about 9:30 o’clock, Monday morning, that almost cost him his life. The doctor recently purchased a fine new Oakland car, but no£ being thoroughly familiar with the running of it, he went to Eckhart at the time stated to get a man more familiar with the mechanism of his machine, to give him further instructions in handling it. While the Eckhart man was getting ready to accompany the doctor, the latter proceeded to turn his machine, which in some way he backed over a steep bank near a C. & P. railroad crossing. The machine went down the bank a distance of 45 or 50 feet, rolling over several times, with the doctor in it. When it landed at the foot of the embankment, the doctor was able to emerge from the wreck, and enough help soon arrived to get the machine back into the road. While the car was quite badly damaged, it was nevertheless able to be propelled back to Frostburg by its own power, but the doctor became unconscious short ly after the car was headed towards home, and he remained in that con dition until 5:00 in the evening. He suffered with a slight concussion of the brain, but recovered rapidly after regaining his senses. He is somewhat bruised about the body, also, but does not seem to have been injured much otherwise, and none of his bones were broken. Nevertheless, it seems almost like a miracle that the man was not killed outright. It is also a wonder that the car was not damaged more. While the top was completely demolished and the wheels badly damaged, the engine does not appear to have been injured much, if any. Dr. Fisher located here only about five .weeks ago, but has made many warm friends since coming to Ffost burg, all of whom are rejoicing be cause his accident was no worse. Earnings of the Western Maryland Railway Company. The total operating revenue of the Western Maryland Railway Company for month of August, 1913, was $745,- 545.89, or an increase over the preced ing month of 180,299.26. The total operating expense for the same period was $556,491.94, or an increase over the preceding month of $95,208.76. The net operating revenue for August was $198,053.95, or a decrease of $14,- 909.50 in the net operating revenue as compared with the preceding month. For the two months ending Aug. 31st, the figures are as follows : Total operating revenue, $1,482,322.12; total increase in operating revenue over two preceding months, $237,093.30; total operating expenses, $1,109,693.- 09; increase in expenses, $236,735.51; net operating revenue, $372,629.09; in crease in net operating revenue, $357.- 79. These figures are from the company direct to The Spirit. Western Maryland Equips Its Tunnels With Electric Bloch Signals. Practically all of the work incident to the installation of the electric block signals in the five tunnels on the Middle division of the Western Mary land Railway Company, between Hagerstown and Cumberland, also at the Cranberry coaling station on the Eastern division of the road, has been completed, and it is expected that the new system will be put in operation shortly. The contract for installing the signals was awarded to the Union Switch and Signal Company, of Swissvale, Pa., announcement of which was made some weeks ago by President Fitzgerald, of the railway company. Since the letting of the contract the work has progressed rapidly. The tunnels to be equipped with the new signals are Knobley, Welton, Kesslers, Stickpile and Indigo. When placed in operation,, the elec tric automatic block signal system will cover approximately thirteen and one-half miles of track division embracing about eighty miles of road. The new signals, in their operation, will place greater safeguards around train operations, and will accordingly increase the operating efficiency of the property. In equipping its tunnels with the electric automatic block signal sys tem, the Western Maryland is merely adhering to its plan to increase the operating efficiency at any time when ever the opportunity presents itself. This new improvement comes closely upon the move of the Western Mary land to adopt the use of the telephone in the place of the telegraph for dis patching work on a large portion of the system. 0000000000000000000000000000 8 Successor to § 8 The Frostburg Mining Journal 8 § Established 1871 8 8000000000000000000000000008 WHOLE NUMBER 2,174 Is In Jail For Hie 1 Murder 01 His Sister ! Mysterious Shooting- of Bessie Crowe Near Lonaconing May Be Cleared [ Early in the summer Bessie Crowe, l a girl of fourteen years, was myster iously shot and killed at her home a ( few miles west of Eonaconing. An investigation was made by the State’s - officers at the time, but nothing could be learned' from other members of the . family who were home the time the • affair occurred. Eater the matter was taken in hand . by State’s Attorney Renniger, who - made a personal investigation last Friday by going to the home and mak -1 ing inquiry of members of the Crowe family, which resulted in the arrest • of Eawrence Crowe, a brother of the , dead girl, who is charged with having committed the crime. He was brought to Oakland on Friday night and is be [ ing held in the jail here for the No , vember term of court Oakland Re publican. New Mileage Books. : Effective on Noveniber 1, the West ’ ern Maryland Railroad Company has 1 entered into an arrangement with the : Trunk Eines Mileage Bureau to sell on and after that date interchangeable ’ mileage. This will be a new departure : for the passenger department of the : Western Maryland. It is expected to bring much passenger business to the ’ road. The mileage will be godd on all of the railroads, with but few ex ceptions, west pf the Ohio river. The roads on which the interchangeable mileage will not be good east of the ; Ohio river are a very few of the smaller lines. L -O* A Matter of Training. A Cumberland man bought a dog to . chase burglars, cats, and tramps, but . no sooner had he been introduced in . the domestic camp than wifey wanted , him trained to carry newspapers and . other things for the entertainment of : society. Agreeable to his wife’s wish es, a trainer took the canine in hand, . and in a little while he had him so . well trained that he would carry a p.Ackage all-over tow n and keep it—'in —y his mouth until told to drop it. He had owned the dog about six months when he heard strange sounds in the dead of night, and seizing his gun, he softly crept downstairs. The burglars were there, and the dog was there, but he was too busy to bark, for he was carrying the lantern while the burglars were busy ransacking the house. It Looked Good to Him. J. -B. Frantz, of Selbysport, Garrett county, was transacting business in Frostburg last Friday. He was a ' welcome caller at The Spirit office,' and as soon as he looked over a copy of the paper, he said: “I want that paper for a year; it looks good tome,” or words to that effect. Then he'fork ' ed over the cash and departed in a happy mood. The Spirit’s out-of-town list is growing right along, and so is its town list. While a few cents a week looks big to some Frostburgers, the many good people who are public spirited enough to want a paper in their own town are showing their loy alty, good taste and local pride by subscribing for it. Mortgaged for Big Amount. In the office of Clerk E. Z. Tower of the Circuit Court, a mortgage excuted by the Ajax Consolidated Coal Com pany of Baltimore, covering coal lands located in Garrett county, Md., Som erset county, Pa., and Mineral county, W. Va., to secure bond-holders of the company in the sum of $250,000, was recorded Tuesday of this week. The property owned by the company in this county, which is covered by the mortgage, is the coal lands formerly owned by the Upper Potomac Coal Company, located in Election District No. 8, which will resume operations in a short Republican. Garrett County Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses were recently is sued in Garrett county, as follows: Euther Amos Collins and Frances Margaret Deyers, both of Grafton, W. Va. James' August Ward and Nellie Wise, both of Washington, Pa. Robert O. Eovett and Maude Finn, both of Churchville, W. Va. Clarence E. Stark and Fannie Mc- Cean, both of McHenry. Cleveland W. Ferguson and Dasie Leale both of Mt. Clair, W. Va. RossO. Brown and BessieM. Knight, both of Greene county, Pa. William S. Hast and Eeona Mitchell, both of Mbatsville, W. Va. John E. Sanders and Merle Bacchus, both of Clarksburg, W. Va. John E. Martin of Oakland, and Jane Cosner of Streby, W. Va. Hilleary Resh and Mary Holliday, of Grantsville.